R&D news updates

On this page, you can find all of the R&D news updates since March 2021.

1st of December, 2021 | PhD Defence Lamis Baydoun

On December 1, Lamis Baydoun successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Leiden. Congratulations to Dr. Baydoun for her fantastic work and congratulations also to her promotors Prof. Martine Jager (Leiden University) and Dr. Gerrit Melles.

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17th of November, 2021 | Bressler Prize 2020

On November 17, Gerrit Melles received the 2020 Bressler Prize in Vision Science for important advancements in the treatment of people with vision loss.

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12th of November, 2021 | Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2021

We are honored that Viridiana Kocaba was part of the faculty at the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum 2021 with her presentation on long-term DMEK outcomes.

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9th of October, 2021 | ESCRS Congress 2021

ESCRS 2021 has been the first face-to-face meeting for most of us since a long time and was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect, to share and discuss our scientific and clinical work.

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7th of October, 2021 | Visit by Prof. Martin Dirisamer

Our alumni fellow Martin Dirisamer joined us on October 7 as a wetlab course instructor sharing his experience with Bowman layer transplantation.

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30th of September, 2021 | Dr. Dapena is leaving NIIOS

Dr. Dapena joined NIIOS in the pioneering DMEK times and became a world-renown DMEK surgeon. We would like to thank her for all her contributions to our work field!

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27th of August, 2021 | SOG Congress 2021

Esther Groeneveld-van Beek shared her ‘Insights in Bowman Layer Transplantation’ during the ‘Eye banking and tissue transplantation’ symposium at the Annual Swiss Ophthalmology Congress.

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30th of June, 2021 | ECD and DMEK Graft Survival

Low 6-month ECD negatively effects DMEK graft survival in eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy: Grafts with 6-month ECD of less than 800 cells/mm2 have higher failure rates whereas grafts with higher 6-month ECD show good long-term outcomes. Find more details on this study in our Ophthalmology publication.

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1st of June, 2021 | DMEK Graft Cell Viability

Our findings on how graft preparation and storage effects endothelial cell density and viability of DMEK grafts have just been published in Current Eye Research.

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29th of May, 2021 | NIIOS Cornea Evening

It was a pleasure to actively contribute to the NIIOS Cornea Evening on May 29 with presentations and discussions along with international colleagues.

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10th of May, 2021 | SFO Meeting 2021

Viridiana Kocaba and Keamela Vasanthananthan talked at the SFO meeting about ‘Rebel Grafts’ and ‘Effect of Phacoemulsification after DMEK’.

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10th of May, 2021 | Guest Editorial JCRS

In a Guest Editorial of the May 2021 issue of JCRS, Dr. Melles highlights the developments in endothelial keratoplasty over the last two decades.

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10th of May, 2021 | ARVO Meeting 2021

Alina Miron shared part of our current research at the ARVO meeting 2021 and Viridiana Kocaba presented the latest results of experiments conducted at the Singapore Eye Institute.

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1st of May, 2021 | NIIOS Cornea Evening – Live Online

We are looking forward to our NIIOS Cornea Evening on May 29 with exciting presentations from renowned international and NIIOS experts. Don’t wait to register!

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20th of April, 2021 | Bowman Layer Onlay Grafting

The results of a first case series of five patients in which Bowman layer onlay grafting provided a corneal flattening of up to -5D has just been published.

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20th of April, 2021 | Expertise Corneal Transplantation

We feel very honoured that NIIOS/MHR is listed as a top expertise institution for corneal transplantation in a recently published ranking!

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20th of April, 2021 | Cell Replacement Therapies

In our recent review article, we focus on the latest developments in the field of endothelial cell replacement therapies.

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26th of March, 2021 | Bowman Club Presentation

Our colleague Lydia van der Star gave a presentation on the outcomes of Bowman layer transplantation for advanced keratoconus at the online meeting of The Bowman Club.

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23rd of March, 2021 | NOG Congress 2021

Excited to share our latest results on DMEK and Bowman layer onlay transplantation during the 215th Congress of the Dutch Ophthalmological Society (NOG).

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23rd of March, 2021 | Phacoemulsification after DMEK?

In a recent study, we evaluated the incidence of cataract extraction after phakic DMEK and its effect on endothelial cell density.

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